When I grow up, I wanna be able to draw like this.
It ain’t gonna happen!
Art by John Buscema, from Savage Sword of Conan #222 (1994)—image via Heritage.
Also: why did Marvel revive the name Savage Sword of Conan a while back, but failed to make it a cool B&W magazine, instead putting out a standard pamphlet identical to their other Conan title?! Admittedly, I have absolutely no interest in seeing any Hipster Deviantartists producing phoney gray-toned “artwork” on a computer, but one lives in the hope that Real Comics™ might someday return, in all their organic, analogue splendour (look, real lettering too!!)…… and, if anyone feels irked by my take on this—please study the above artwork for a while, then show me where new stuff of this quality is being published today.
I won’t hold my breath.